DROP IN Q&A sessions!
Have questions? Visit us in the Caldwell office Friday, November 20 from 2-4pm or Monday, November 23 from 3-5pm. Pullen Hall Suite 1115.
On November 12 over three dozen Caldwells and Dr. Odom helped to host Stone Soup, a benefit for Urban Ministries, held in Talley Student Center. The event included a “soup cook-off” and pottery sale drawing in hundreds. Urban Ministries is an interfaith organization that strives to alleviate the effects of poverty in Wake County by meeting people’s basic needs for food, shelter and healthcare, providing services that promote self-sufficiency, and building awareness of the issues of poverty within the larger community. One of our six sophomore class service learning teams is partnering with Urban Ministries this semester, and along with them over half of the current Caldwell Fellows assisted as volunteers for the successful event. Many of them are pictured here.
Read what thirteen Caldwell Fellows alumni say about the impact of the program on their lives. Click the alumni tab on the menu bar above.
17 Caldwell Fellows and Dr. Odom travelled to Boston last week for Fall Break learning and exploring. Visits to Harvard and MIT, historical sites and cultural events were the highlights. And joining the current Caldwells were over a dozen Caldwell Fellows alumni, some of whom hosted the group at their work sites including a morning at an elementary school observing and teaching (with Patrick White, alum, pictured), and a large architectural firm. Other alumni travelled from nearby cites and states to join in the fun.
The Caldwell students and alumni enjoyed dinner together at Harvard on Saturday night. A rich and meaningful time was had by all.
The fall semester is an intense time for the sophomore class of Caldwell Fellows. All 26 sophomores are enrolled in the 3-credit Caldwell seminar on leadership. They delve deeply into the theory and practice of “servant leadership” and serve several hours per week on a service-learning team in the Raleigh community. These teams are the ‘lab’ experience where students practice and learn the hard work of making an impact: “leadership for social change.” Pictured above are the four members of the sophomore class, and their Teaching Assistant/Team leader, working on the 2015 Habitat for Humanity service learning team. Visiting a Habitat housing site in Raleigh are, from left, Laura Hebard, Dan Oliver (TA from Caldwell senior class), Jess Hansen, Kyle Rogers, and Sam Fedeler.
Update: Shack-a-thon 2015 has ended and the Caldwell team raised over $5000 for Habitat!
Shack-a-thon is underway and the Caldwell Fellows are determined to raise a lofty goal of $10,000 for affordable housing. Please join us! Here is the link to donate today!
Since 1998 NC State students have contributed to housing Wake County community members through Habitat for Humanity with a unique effort called Shack-a-thon. Caldwell Fellows have been involved since the beginning and have placed 2nd or 3rd in this friendly competition each year. This Fall 23 student groups will construct a temporary “shack” home on the NC State brickyard to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing in Wake County. Build day 2015 is Sunday, September 20. During the following week Fellows will man their shack 24 hours a day and continue to fundraise. The shacks will be “whacked” on Saturday morning, September 26th and all donations must be in by the following week to count for the contest.
Two Wolfpack Welcome Week Caldwell Fellows information sessions this week brought out a great number of interested freshman. Thanks to the twenty plus current Fellows who were there to answer questions and tell about their experiences as Fellows! If you missed the sessions, look for other Caldwells right here on the Community page or visit our office in Pullen Hall!
On Monday, August 17 at 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm, during Wolfpack Welcome Week, the Caldwell Fellows will be in Witherspoon Student Center Room 201 to introduce you to an opportunity to develop your leadership potential and serve the local community. First year students are invited to apply in January for the Caldwell Fellows program. Talk to the director and current Fellows during two back to back sessions from 10:00am to noon.
Since summer began we’ve heard from Caldwells travelling to six of the continents – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America are all hosting our students. We haven’t heard from anyone in Antarctica yet. In addition we have some wonderful Caldwells on campus busy with Summer Sessions. We’ve set the first Caldwell dinner seminar for Sunday, August 23 from 5-7pm in the Talley Ballroom. We can’t wait to hear your stories!